Science and Technology

Do You Know Where NASA Plans To Send A Balloon?
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NASA is planning to send a balloon the size of a football pitch into Earth’s stratosphere. 

The balloon named ASTHROS (which is a bit catchier than Astrophysics Stratospheric Telescope for High Spectral Resolution Observations at Submillimeter-wavelengths) will carry a telescope to study stars in the Milky Way and other galaxies. ASTHROS is planning to launch in December 2023 from Antarctica. Nasa's Scientific Balloon Program has been operating for 30 years. 

The space agency says balloon missions don't only have lower costs compared to space missions, they also have shorter times between early planning and deployment, which means they can accept the higher risks associated with using new or state-of-the-art technologies that haven't yet flown in space. ðŸ“¸: @NASA
10 Things You Shouldn't Do With Your Mibile Phone, They Could Be Dangerous
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Read on to find out the top things that people should never do with their mobile devices:

1. Drive while talking

Let’s just get this out of the way: Driving and talking on a cell phone is dangerous. As numerous studies have shown, talking while driving can be as dangerous as driving drunk. Quite often, people who talk on the phone while driving will find that they sometimes forget where they are and what they’re doing. It’s a serious issue, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.

2. Losing a smartphone without password protection

Too often, smartphone owners leave their devices in a public place without password-protecting them. 

3. Access banking information

Although most banks now allow users to access their accounts from a smartphone via downloadable applications, it’s not always the best idea.

4. Download applications from unknown sources

Android handset owners have gotten into trouble for downloading programs created by unreliable sources. Upon doing so, the applications installed malware on their devices, and all kinds of trouble ensued.

5. Share personal information over unsecured networks

Since smartphones aren’t running Windows, many people believe that the operating systems on their devices are secure. But that’s not the case. 

6. Text while driving

If mobile phone owners aren’t calling while driving,they certainly shouldn’t be allowed to text message others while driving. In the age of touch screens, texting while driving requires a person’s attention to be on the phone, so they can see which characters they’re pressing. 

7. Forgo standard security practices readily followed on desktops

If someone were on a Windows PC, they wouldn’t click on a dangerous link from a social network and wouldn’t browse to unsafe sites. 

8. Access corporate email from unsecured networks

Earlier, we said users shouldn’t share personal information over unsecured networks. 

9. Share location information when away from home

With services like Foursquare and Facebook Places becoming quite popular this year, more and more people share their location information from their mobile devices. 

10. Choose the wrong service plan

Too often, people get into service plans with carriers and pay too much. Some folks think they won’t use their smartphones nearly as much as they actually do and pay huge sums when they exceed plan limits

Reason Why You Should Switch Off Your Phone At Night
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Because our phones can be very addictive, especially for those who love watching movies or playing video games, many of us use our phones 24 hours each day without allowing it to cool off for some minute.

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What many of us fail to understand is that our phones are just like we humans in the sense that, if they don't get enough sleep/rest daily, they would not function well.

Let's take a look at two solid reasons why you should allow your phone to sleep at night.

1. Full Performance

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Just like I've mentioned earlier, our phones also need to rest for a couple of hours for it to be able to perform well. You can put your phone to sleep by switching it off and unplugging it from any power source when you're going to bed.

2. It Improves Your Sleep

Some of us don't get enough sleep because instead of doing that, we would prefer to use that time to scroll through Facebook or other social media platforms to see the latest trends.

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Since you don't go to bed early, instead of feeling fresh and pumped when you're wake up in the morning, you'll find out that you'll be weak and lack energy, this is because you phone has prevented you from getting enough sleep.

Apart from the positive effect that it would have on your phone, you as the owner of the phone would also benefit immensely from this gesture.


How To Convert Your Facebook Friend Requests To Followers
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Have ever come across people with high Facebook post/profile photo likes? I mean something like 1k or even up to 3k,but they have only 500 friends. The secret behind that is that they convert their Facebook friends into followers!

You might like to ask what is the difference between Facebook friends and followers. Let me explain.

Facebook friends:This are the once you sent friend request and they accepted it, or they send you friend request and you accepted it. That means you will see their posts or some activity and they can also see yours.
Facebook Followers: This are the people that sent you friend request without you accepting it Or They Clicked the follow button on your profile.(that means you won’t see their posts but they will be able to see yours.)If a person follows you on Facebook he will be able to see your post but you won’t see his.

Alright! Let's get to the main point. 


Follow the steps below to convert your Facebook friend request to followers.
NOTE: I suggest you create a new Facebook account and try this method on it. (As this tutorial is Going to be giving using a new Facebook account!)

STEP 1. Create A New Facebook Account
Creating a Facebook account is not a new Thing to Nigerians and other Country. If you don’t know how to create a Facebook account Kindly follow the steps below.

1. Open Your Facebook app and click on "create new account" button.
2. Facebook will ask your name(I suggest you use your real name so your friends will recognise you and send you friend request.) Then click on the next button. On the next page, you will be required to enter your date of birth, fill it and click on next too.
3. Input new password! This is the main part of a Facebook account as Alot of account got hacked as soon as it becomes popular. So I suggest you use ;Text, number, and special characters(make sure your password is un- imaginable. See examples of strong password below

Make sure you add symbols and number to the password you create.

If you have used The number to create a Facebook account, Facebook will ask you “Do you already have a Facebook account” click on ” No Create New account”

Facebook will ask to save login info or not. I suggest you say not now(Say yes,Only if it’s your Mobile phone.)
And here we are! Your account have been created. 



1. Click on the menu icon at the top right hand of your Facebook account. Scroll and go to The Privacy Section – Under it click on PUBLIC POST.

2. Click Public below the “Manage Who can follow you” Section.
3. Finally, accept friend requests from people you know and delete the rest. All deleted friend requests automatically turns to your followers.

Congratulations! You have successfully converted your Facebook friend requests to followers. Hope it helps 

How To Restore Deleted Messages For WhatsApp Using Google Drive
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It's not 2010 anymore and WhatsApp has now put on a new procedure to get back your chats. There are different methods, but here are the important ones.

Loosing your chats is one of the worst things that could happen. If you have faced this ever, you know getting back your chats is a difficult task. But it's not 2010 anymore and WhatsApp has now put on a new procedure to get back your chats. There are different methods, but here are the important ones.

Restore from a Google Drive backup

In order to successfully restore a Google Drive backup, you need to use the same phone number and Google account used to create the backup.

Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.

Open WhatsApp and verify your number.

When prompted, tap RESTORE to restore your chats and media from Google Drive.

After the restoration process is complete, tap NEXT. Your chats will be displayed once initialization is complete.

WhatsApp will begin restoring your media files after your chats are restored.

If you install WhatsApp without any prior backups from Google Drive, WhatsApp will automatically restore from your local backup file.

Restore from a local backup

If you want to use a local backup, you'll need to transfer the files to the new phone using a computer, file explorer or SD Card.

A few important points to know:

Your phone will store up to the last seven days worth of local backup files.

Local backups will be automatically created every day at 2:00 AM and saved as a file in your phone.

If your data isn't stored in the /sdcard/WhatsApp/ folder, you might see "internal storage" or "main storage" folders.

Restore a less recent local backup

If you want to restore a local backup that isn't the most recent one, you'll need to do the following:

Download a file manager app.

In the file manager app, navigate to sdcard/WhatsApp/Databases. If your data isn't stored on the SD card, you might see "internal storage" or "main storage" instead of sdcard.

Rename the backup file you want to restore from msgstore-YYYY-MM-DD.1.db.crypt12 to msgstore.db.crypt12. It's possible that an earlier backup might be on an earlier protocol, such as crypt9 or crypt10. Don't change the number of the crypt extension.

Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.

Tap RESTORE when prompted.
10 Incredible "Did You Know" Facts That Will Astonish You
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One of the best things about learning something new is being able to share that knowledge with others. 

In this article, I will be showing you ten incredible did you know facts that will astonish you.

1. Grapes light on fire in the microwave.

2. The average mammal takes 21 seconds to empty its bladder.

3. Chewing gum is banned in Singapore.

4. The first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer.

5. The longest place name in the world is 85 letters long.

6. Shakespeare invented more than 1,700 words.

7. Einstein's brain was stolen when he died.

8. A single watermelon was once sold for $6,125.

9. Birds in Minnesota get drunk off of berries.

10. Lady Liberty wears a size 879 shoe.

Which of the incredible facts got you shocked comment in the comments section below.